As we find out more about Kai’s plans, this week’s episode of American Horror Story shows us what has made Kai who he is. His past is finally revealed to us.
Read on for our recap of American Horror Story: Cult 7×05, “Holes”.
Following last week’s episode schemes, Beverly continues to help Kai, by amplifying the sense of disorientation and fear within the community.
Something that her boss Bob doesn’t like, at all. He questions her choices in the reports, and how can she always be the first reporter on the crime scenes. Especially, he doesn’t approve of the amount of screen time Beverly is dedicating to Kai, who’s running for city council.
When he shouts at her that she’s fired, Beverly doesn’t seem upset at all.
Meanwhile, at Kai’s, we meet part of his club’s members reunited: his sister Winter, Harrison, a police officer, Beverly, and her co-worker RJ. Kai’s plan to win the election for city council (which is just a starting point for him) is to create enough panic and fear, so the citizens will turn to their leader for protection. Said leader must be Kai. The serial killer who leaves a bloody smile as a signature isn’t scary enough, though. Kai proposes to make the killings crueler, but Beverly retorts that it’s not about the cruelty of the murder. It’s about the people seeing the serial killer, seeing the clowns in action. That would scare them, for real.
Therefore, Kai proposes this time the victim will be Bob. And his murder will be documented for everyone to see.
Just when Kai is defining the details of Bob’s murder, a late member arrives. And it’s Ivy!
In the meantime, Ally is talking to doctor Vincent. Her trypophobia is back. The doctor says it’s because she’s been left alone when Ivy took Oz away. And by leaving, Ivy has created another obstacle for Ally: stay in the house all alone. Ally is also surprised by how fast Ivy acted. She closed her line of credit, leaving her with just enough to live. Ally says it’s almost as if Ivy was prepared for this separation.
Ally is mostly desperate Ivy won’t let her see Oz anymore, creating a definitive hole in her life.
Later that day, Ivy is driving with Winter. They talk about her current situation with Ally, and we find out that Ivy and Winter had staged the finding of the video in which Winter is alone with Ally, the video that caused Ivy to fight with Ally and leaving the house with Oz. Everything was staged so that Ally had to be left alone. Ivy is enraged with Ally, she holds her responsible for the situation in which the United States is at this moment. Her, and all the people who haven’t voted for Clinton, letting Trump win.
A few moments later, Winter and Ivy meet with Kai and the rest of the group, to set their plan to kill Bob in motion, behind their clowns’ masks.
Just a few hours later, Beverly is as always the first on the scene of Bob’s murder, reporting his death as the latest victim in the string of unsolved murders. And this time she has something more to offer to the public: footage of the murder.
The next night, while Ally is alone at home, she notices strange movements at the neighbors’. She goes investigate, and what she finds is Meadow, still alive but thrown inside a hole Harrison had dug in the garden. The poor woman asks for help, so Ally runs back to her house to call 911. Lines are all congested, so Ally calls Ivy for help. Little she knows that was just the thing she didn’t have to do. Ivy tells her to just call 911, but suddenly Ally finds Meadow banging at her window, begging her to let her in. She screams that it’s a sick cult, and everyone is in it: the police, her babysitter, her husband, and Ally’s wife. Right after that, someone drags her away. Ivy is still on the phone, but apparently, she hasn’t heard what Meadow has just revealed to Ally, who ends the call.
Later, Kai and his group have a meeting. Bob’s murder actually served its purpose. The public seems to be finally scared enough to be convinced Kai might be the right candidate for city council. When Harrison arrives at the meeting, Ivy asks him where is Meadow, and he lies to her saying she’s with a friend, while Ivy knows what happened, given she was on the phone with Ally just a few moments before.
Kai has more impending problems, though. He feels that someone in the group has not been strong enough to keep up with their plans. He thinks RJ is not fit to continue with the plan. But since he knows the identities of each and every one of them, he will need to be silenced, forever.
Despite Ivy’s initial resistance, the group obeys. Poor RJ is forever out of Kai’s club.
As American Horror Story: Cult continues, we finally learn Kai’s story as he narrates it to Beverly, who wants to know the real person behind Kai’s mask. And so we learn that Kai had an abusive father, and that one day his mother decided to find a way out of the hell they were living in. She killed Kai’s father and then herself. Right after that Kai didn’t call the police, but his older brother: Rudy Vincent! Dear doctor Rudy’s idea had been very simple: they all needed their parents’ money, so they simply won’t have to report their deaths. And so Kai had to hide their parents’ bodies in the house, and keep on living his life as if nothing happened. The same thing Winter and Rudy decided to do, deciding their lives mattered more.
At last, Beverly has found out Kai’s real background, and possibly a weak point in him.
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